This qualitative dissertation study examines the use of shared writing about books of choice in an eighth-grade English Language Arts classroom. Drawing on data collected from 23 eighth-grade students, this study investigates how sharing writing in a classroom community impacts how students connect with a novel and how sharing writing helps to shape students’ writing practices and identity. The qualitative data collected for this study includes open-ended surveys, written reflections, interviews,teacher-researcher field notes, and examples of student work and writing.
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- Doctoral Dissertation English 2020